Worksite Wellness: Improving Physical Activity and Nutrition to Combat Obesity

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dc.contributor.author Bardouche, Kasi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-01T20:02:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-01T20:02:25Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2097/40855
dc.description.abstract Obesity is a growing concern in the workplace setting. About 53% of American workers are considered overweight or obese. There is rise of high sedentary occupational jobs and lack of physical activity in office job settings, increasing the risk of obesity and poor health. Studies have found that Americans work on average 8.5 hours a day with 71% of those hours being sedentary. Through my Applied Practice Experience (APE) at Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), I created multiple products to help combat obesity through physical activity and nutrition. I created a needs assessment through literature reviews and discussions with employees at KDHE. I followed the CDC’s Workplace Health Model to efficiently incorporate the correct steps to achieve health in the workplace. Ideas and products were created based on achievable outcomes and limitations. Five products were created: Worksite Wellness Policy, Well @ Work Stretching Videos, Complete Streets Legislation, Well @ Work Nutrition Table Tents, and an Action Guide for Government Agencies on the Food and Nutrition Environment. The aim of these products is to increase physical activity and nutrition knowledge and skills to improve employees’ health. Due to the APE timeline the products I created had not yet been fully implemented in the workplace. The future direction is to implement these into the workplace and obtain data to assess the effectiveness of these products. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject worksite wellness en_US
dc.subject complete streets en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject nutrition en_US
dc.title Worksite Wellness: Improving Physical Activity and Nutrition to Combat Obesity en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Major Professor Not Listed en_US
dc.date.published 2020 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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